Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will tell the story of her groundbreaking career in politics in a new memoir.

Simon & Schuster will publish the California Democrat’s The Art of Power: My Story as America’s First Woman Speaker of the House this summer, the press announced in a news release. The press says the memoir “is about the fighting spirit that has always animated her, and the historic legacy that spirit has produced.”

Pelosi was born and raised in Baltimore, the daughter of politician Thomas D’Alesandro Jr. She later moved to San Francisco, the hometown of her husband, Paul Pelosi, and in 1987 was elected to the U.S. House.

In 2001, she was elected House minority whip and became the chamber’s minority leader in 2003. She became the House’s first woman speaker in 2007, serving for four years, and was elected to the post again in 2019, serving until 2023, when Republicans took the House.

In her memoir, Simon & Schuster says, Pelosi “describes the perseverance, persuasion, and respect for her members that it took to succeed, but also the joy of seeing America change for the better,” and she “shares moving moments with soldiers sent to the front lines, women who inspired her, and human rights activists who fought by her side.”

The Art of Power is slated for publication on Aug. 6.

Michael Schaub is a contributing writer.